“Tree Spire” was designed by David “Tabasco” Mills and the Iron Monkeys out of Seattle.
The Black Rock Arts Foundation received a $5,000 public art challenge grant, which they had to double, to pay for the artwork and installation. City Councilman Dave Aiazzi gave $1,000 and his ward’s 5 neighborhood advisory boards gave $4,000.
They have installed the Tree Spire, and we have a few photos so you can see the process. First the concrete was poured, the tree base was leveled and then Erika a Controlled Burn stilt walker balanced on a 2×4 that was laid across and above the concrete. Councilman Dave Aiazzi was there…his wife, daughter in law and grandkids came by to play in the park during one morning!